Camping in Cruickshank Park

The start of a tent city or a one-off? (Click to enlarge.)

Someone’s camping in Cruickshank Park; they’ve been there for several days. Their position tucked under the trees provides shade and renders them almost invisible from the south. Let’s hope they can find better accommodation soon. The park should not become an alternative housing location as is happening in Nathan Phillips Square and several downtown locations. There are no toilet or washing facilities in Cruickshank Park and no doubt human waste is either piling up or going into the river.

Let’s hope social services can step in and find them better accommodation.

6 thoughts on “Camping in Cruickshank Park”

  1. I don’t think “camping” is a fair way to describe this person’s situation. I wonder if besides the photo and blog post whether you spoke to the person to offer some help (food, water, a few dollars?), or reached out to “social services” to link them with some assistance?

  2. Camping: the act of staying and sleeping in an outside area for one or more days and nights, usually in a tent: American Dictionary.

    Yes, I have reached out to social services to link them with some assistance.

    In the meantime, I would imagine they are still in the same spot; let us know what you’ll be doing to help.

  3. That tent has been there for over a month.
    So your telling me all this time no cops, no bylaw officers, no one has noticed? No wonder Weston is in the shape its in.

  4. Call 311, next time.
    (Before you get your shorts in a knot.)

    They’re there to take your call and will provide a case file number, too.
    It’s easy.

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